Chris Mullin Schools Jimmer Fredette in 3-Point Shootout

By Andrew Fisher
Chris Mullin
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Chris Mullin is an NBA hall-of-famer for a reason. The guy had a sweet stroke. Over his 16-year career he shot .509 from the field and drained 815 three-pointers. The lefty was a franchise player for the Golden State Warriors for years, but he never made it to the mountain top. There wasn’t a ton of talent around him in Golden State besides Tim Hardaway and the Warriors never made any real noise in the postseason. Mullin did spend three years on some pretty good Pacers teams in the late-90’s but still ultimately fell short of winning a ring. Nowadays, he’s an announcer for ESPN.

But before hitting the announcer’s booth for another season, Mullin stopped by a recent Sacramento Kings‘ practice session. This was a special session being held at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Kings’ owner Vivek Ranadive had issued a challenge that if any student could beat Jimmer Fredette in a 3-point shooting competition, they would earn free tickets to a Kings game this season.

Well as it turns out, the competition was rigged. Mullin appeared unannounced to try and best Fredette’s mark of 10 of 15 made. This is what happened:

As you can see, the HOF’er caught fire. He went 12 for 12 to start out and hit 14 out of 15 overall. Even after being retired from the game for over 12 years, he’s still got his sweet stroke. I’m sure this acted as harsh reminder for Fredette and his teammates that they have a ton of work to do this upcoming season.


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